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EARLY 96: Success is Built in Routine w/JR Saint

Jan. 20, 2023

Mek and Bruke are joined in the studio by JR Saint to talk about the Massachusetts rap scene, shooting videos for Chief, and going from local artists to large commercial projects. Plus, they discuss passing on knowledge to y…

EARLY 95: Golden Studios w/Kynakool

Jan. 13, 2023

Mek and Bruke are joined in the studio by Kynakool to talk about chasing your dreams as a first generation kid, how she got started in photography, and doing the photos for Maryland's governor. Plus they discuss the creation…

EARLY 94: Life Can't Limit You w/Porter

Jan. 6, 2023

Mek and Bruke are joined by Porter to talk about growing up in London, feeling like there's a target on his back, and breaking into the streetwear game. Plus they discuss wanting to be behind the scenes, work-life balance, a…

EARLY 93: Consistency, Persistence, Learning & Improving

Dec. 30, 2022

Mek and Bruke close out 2022 by reminiscing on the movies and TV shows that they found the most exciting. Plus, they discuss Bruke's interest in AI systems, resolutions for the new year, and not taking small steps for grante…

EARLY 92: 1,000 Dedicated Followers w/Chase Fetti

Dec. 23, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined by Chase Fetti to talk about the soundtrack of their adolescence, navigating a team, and understanding the timing of success in your life. Plus, they discuss the problem with fandom, rappers getting …

EARLY 91: Producer Life w/Sahr Fanday

Dec. 9, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined in the studio by Sahr Fanday to talk about the things you need to be a director, making sure everyone gets home, and the turnaround between the end of a shoot and the final product. Plus, they discus…

EARLY 90: Forgetting Christmas w/Cadell Cook & Melan Perez

Dec. 2, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined by the incredibly talented Cadell Cook and Melan Perez to talk about their feature film - Forgetting Christmas. Plus they discuss, the difference in producing short films, knowing your level and work…

EARLY 89: Basketball Talk w/Anthony Duruji

Nov. 18, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined by Anthony Duruji (@antduruji) of the Greensboro Swarm to talk about transitioning to collegiate athletics, starting a new life in college, and the day to day of a NBA player. Plus they discuss using…

EARLY 88: Major Ki Alert

Nov. 11, 2022

Mek and Bruke are back this week and are joined by Ki (@jolenemango) to talk about this week's WTF - FTX and crypto.com . Plus, they discuss working backwards from your goal, demystifying black women in tech, and not seeing …

EARLY 87: Changing of the Guards in the NFL & NBA

Oct. 28, 2022

Mek and Bruke are back this week to talk about the new basketball season including teams that are flying under the radar, players cutting their losses, and changing the guard of the NBA. Plus, they discuss major fumbles from…

Early 86: Cappin NBA w/ChrisBeCappinn

Oct. 14, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined by @ChrisBeCappinn to talk all things sports betting including formulating strategy, early wins, and treating the community as everybody v. the books. Plus, they discuss betting on undervalued stars,…

Early 85: International Podcast Day

Sept. 30, 2022

In honor of International Podcast Day, Mek and Bruke decide to highlight how they each got started with audio content, transitioning to long form interviews, and listening to their audience. Plus, they give you their podcast…

EARLY 84: All About Drones w/CryptoZay

Sept. 23, 2022

Mek and Bruke welcome @cryptozay_ to talk about the failing fast mentality, learning bitcoin from jailbreaking phones in high school, and getting into drones. Plus they discuss CryptoZay's very on metaverse - Dronia, transit…

EARLY 83: Welcome Back Teej

Sept. 16, 2022

Mek and Bruke (looking super warm in cozy sweaters) are joined once again in the studio by Teej to talk about the car experience app, Turo, car sharing horror stories, and the gambling side of twitter. Plus, they discuss the…

EAR:Y 82: Tequila Tlk & New Impressionz w/Walt

Sept. 9, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined in the studio by one of the hosts of the Tequila Tlk! Podcast Walt (@walklikewalt) to talk about the origins of Tequila Tlk (including the missing "a"), getting high profile guests on the podcast, an…

EARLY 81: Flatbush Misdemeanors w/Kevin Iso

Aug. 26, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined by the one of the creators and stars of Showtime's Flatbush Misdemeanors, Kevin Iso, to discuss maintaining creative control, show reception, and accepting complements. Then they discuss transitionin…

EARLY 80: Thanks for Sleeping w/Ferg

Aug. 19, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined by Ferg (@ferg.jp) to talk about branding yourself, monetizing the selling of knowledge, and the party that almost broke the floor. Then, they discuss taking Thanks for Sleeping from an idea to fruit…

EARLY 79: Crypto & Coffee w/Wealth Gathers

Aug. 12, 2022

Mek and Bruke reminisce about some of the killer guests they’ve had on the show before welcoming Wealth Gathers to the show to discuss Crypto & Coffee, being a project founder, and the power of the Twitter comments section. …

EARLY 78: F Stability w/Gabrielle Brown

Aug. 5, 2022

Mek and Bruke are joined in the studio by Gabrielle Brown (@gabbysupreme_) to talk about the latest albums, thinking big, and repurposing content. Plus, Gabby shares about the time she met and later interviewed Tony Rock, fe…

EARLY 77: Dope Era w/Ryan Horstkotte

July 29, 2022

Mek and Bruke talk about what they did while they were away last week, sports stars making unique skills the norm, and players leaning into their personal brand. Then, our hosts are joined by Ryan Horstkotte (@RyanHorstkotte…

EARLY 76: Spreadsheets & NFTs w/Lauren Miller

July 16, 2022

Mek and Bruke talk about the upcoming NFL season and the summer league while Mek shows off his new love of spreadsheets for baseball betting. Then, our hosts are joined by Lauren Miller (@oheylolo) to discuss how she got sta…

EARLY 75: Bitcoin & The Full Circle ft. Lamar Wilson

July 8, 2022

Mek and Bruke welcome special guest Lamar Wilson to talk about his come up managing a Cold Stone, skateboard endeavors, and developing ad-filled apps. Then he discusses building strong roots, Black Bitcoin Billionaires, and …

EARLY 74: NFTNYC w/Eric Ebron

June 24, 2022

With NFTNYC earlier this week, Mek and Bruke meet up with Eric Ebron to talk about the Web 3 vibe in the NFL, Private Reserve Farms, and Eric's road to becoming a professional athlete. EARLY is presented by ItsNation TV. Its…

EARLY 73: How to Move Through a Recession

June 17, 2022

Mek and Bruke discuss the Warriors' more recent championship win and debate what makes up a dynasty. They also talk about Jason Tatum, potential playmakers, and where the teams go from here. Lastly they discuss navigating th…